Frankfort High sophomore Audrey Gilbert thinks students need to be heard when decisions are made affecting schools, and on Monday she made her third presentation about adding a non-voting student member to the FHS Site-Based Decision Making Council.
Krishaun Mulder is an enthusiastic student, and the second grader at Second Street School has been selected as the WesBanco Student of the Week.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is looking to fill 14 vacancies on the 2021-22 Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council, a group that provides input to the state commissioner of education.
A local Gatton Academy student from Western Hills has been named one of 10 seniors named as candidates for the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
Frankfort Independent Schools, in partnership with Cumberland Family Medical Centers, is offering free COVID-19 testing Tuesday and Thursday in the Second Street School parking lot.
Eight local students were honored by the Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission and Kentucky Heritage Council on Monday for expressing themselves creatively through essays, visual art and poetry.
Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber posted on Twitter Friday that the district will continue virtual instruction through Friday, Jan. 15.
The Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission recently announced winners for its poetry, art, and essay contests for elementary, middle and high school students in Kentucky.
Gov. Andy Beshear’s press conference at 4 p.m. Monday didn’t give Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber much time to present COVID-19 information at the FIS board meeting at 6 p.m.
The 40th annual Central Kentucky Council on Youth Leadership “Youth Salute” awards ceremony was held online Oct. 10 hosted by Asbury University. There were 863 leaders from 58 high schools in Central Kentucky that were recognized, including several from Frankfort area schools.
Frankfort High School’s chapter of the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association received several recognitions at the annual Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) late last month.
Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber and Franklin County Schools Superintendent Mark Kopp said Thursday that their districts will continue with virtual instruction through December.
A set of data recently released from Kentucky Youth Advocates (KYA) shows that Franklin County has trended upward in some key data points related to education, health, economic security and family.
Western Hills wrestling coach Sean Wilkins had gone through a COVID-altered football season, so he had a good idea what was coming when the KHSAA Board of Control met Wednesday.
With the number of COVID-19 cases continuing to rise, Franklin County Schools has decided to continue with virtual instruction through the Thanksgiving holiday.
Franklin County’s incidence rate for COVID-19 cases hasn’t dropped much, and both local school districts are staying with their current instruction plan for the coming week.
Earlier this year, staff with Franklin County Schools was anticipating good news when the Kentucky Department of Education released its School Report Card.
Editor's note: This story was updated at 1:44 p.m. on Sept. 24 to confirm a second Frankfort High School student has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education approved a reopening plan for in-person instruction at a special meeting Thursday.